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Editors' Review

by   / August 07, 2014

Instapaper captures all those articles you don't have time to read on your Android device and saves them so you can read them offline and, better yet, with no ads, comments, or other distractions. It's totally easy to use, too: Just share the article with Instapaper, open the app, select the title, and read it at your leisure.


Just what users want: In most cases, Instapaper saves the story and related images and links but not unwanted content like links, ads, and comments.

Black-and-white: Instapaper's text-heavy, newspaper-inspired interface and fonts is plain but clean and efficient. We actually found many stories far easier to read in Instapaper than their own sites.

Accurate capture: Instagram never failed to capture photos and links associated with stories we shared.


Small pics: Images were clear, but some were resized, and others didn't link to larger images like in the Web versions. All the text hyperlinks we tried worked fine, though.

Sponsorships: Sponsored ads usually aren't blocked, so they will appear in your Instapaper version.

Bottom Line

Instapaper is a great idea that has the potential to save you time and data charges, but it's also a handy way to keep track of the stories you want to read and, in many cases, get a better, more legible way to read them.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.1

New Full screen mode. Double-tap while reading or set to automatic in the settings Background updates. Get new articles even when you aren't actively using the app Title and footer on articlesChanged Tweaked dark mode colors Using system brightness Removed black menu bar on HTC One devicesFixed issues with Going back to bookmark list when deleting or archiving an article on the phone Swiping on bookmark row Logging in Crashing on launch for Meizu MX and M9 devices


Publisher Instapaper
Publisher web site
Release Date July 04, 2012
Date Added June 13, 2012
Version 1.1


Category Browsers
Subcategory Newsreaders & RSS Readers

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android 2.2/2.3.3 - 2.3.7
Additional Requirements Compatible with 2.2 and above.

Download Information

File Size 3.32MB
File Name External File


Total Downloads 307
Downloads Last Week 1


License Model Purchase
Limitations Not available
Price $2.99
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